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Bluford Family History

Bluford Name Meaning

Possibly English, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. The name occurs in records of the 19th century but is now very rare if not extinct in the British Isles. In the U.S. it is found chiefly in TX and TN.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Benford, Elford, Bedford, Byford, Morford, Shuford, Alford, Binford

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Where is the Bluford family from?

You can see how Bluford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bluford family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bluford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bluford family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bluford's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Bluford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bluford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bluford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bluford. 36% of Bluford men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Bluford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bluford were Farm Operator and Servant.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bluford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bluford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 128 immigration records available for the last name Bluford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 783 military records available for the last name Bluford. For the veterans among your Bluford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bluford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bluford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bluford in 1947 was 45, and 50 in 2004.

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